Hospital communication book
- Picture books to aid communication between health professionals and service users can be accessed here
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There are a number of websites that provide Easy Read information. Be aware that some Easy Read will be specific to the hospital or area where it was produced.
You can look on the sites below or search on the web for the subject you are looking for, followed by the words ‘easy read’ and /or ‘Learning disabilities’. Make sure any legal information, particularly around Mental Health, relates to Scotland.
Good sites for easy read are:
A brief guide to websites that provide Easy Read information can be accessed here
Things to think about first:
Check what the Communication Needs of the person you are supporting to see if Easy Read is appropriate.
Is Easy Read the best way to put across your message? For example would a demonstration be better?
Ask questions like:
Before making your referral for accessible information, think about:
To source existing accessible information - 1 week.
To create new accessible information - Approximately 2 months from time of request to completion.
This can vary depending on the complexity of the information, availability of photographer etc.
Printing - We can provide you with an electronic master copy. However any printing is the responsibility of the person making the request.
Distribution and keeping information
Distribution is the responsibility of the person making the request for work. The Accessible Information Officer will keep any accessible information created in an electronic format. It may be put onto the NHS Highland intranet for use by NHSH Learning Disabilities services and shared with other NHS Trusts.
Reason for not accepting any requests for accessible information:
It is not an appropriate referral.
There may be existing accessible information or the request is for an individual.
If it is for an individual person then please refer to appropriate
Speech & Language Therapy Team.
Accessible Information Officer, Adult Learning Disability Team, Drumossie Unit, New Craigs, Inverness, IV3 8NP, 01463 704000 EXT: 2279
Link to form can be accessed here